Sociological research and immigrant women domestic workers in Greece

The paper argues (a) that the present difficulties in living standards experienced by immigrant workers in services and in particular in domestic services, can be analysed in relation to their access they have in social services; (b) that access in general is determined by objective and subjective conditions, perceptions and orientations of work and employment; (c) finally, the study of Albanian and Ukrainian live-out and live-in domestic workers respectively shows that the type of work and employment pushes women to welfare marginalisation and to informal strategies or practices of social protection. Encephalos 2010, 47(2):99-102.

Key words: Sociological research, immigrants, family, employment.